Friday, September 24, 2021

Develop a Routine at Home

 
Thank you for your kind attention to Homemaking Radio today. Please enjoy
life at home while you listen.
 

        
Things I discussed today:
Create some daiy rituals you will follow no matter how bad the news is.
Find ways to make late afternoons as enjoyable as early mornings.







Thursday, September 23, 2021

Education at Home


Good morning, and welcome to The Manse. Please
enjoy being at home and take a break from the world's stress while you listen to today's broadcast.


           





Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Home Detox from the World

Hello Dear Friends,
Welcome to The Manse, and to Homemaking Radio.  Go for a stroll, put something in order, or sit and listen and take an hour off from the anxiety 
 

           

Check these sites for anti-anxiety tips:



Dr. Berg  - Fight or Flight


Another anti-anxiety solution:

A Vacation

Look carefully at the spelling here. A lot of people missed it!

"I know this is controversial.
But I am 100% in
support of mandatory 
VACATIONS
for everyone, and booster
vacations every 4 months."
**********
I reviewed the Stampin' Up catalog, which you can order $4.00 at Stampin Up.com
I find the website not nearly as appealing as the actual catalog, which I browse just for relaxation.

I read from the book: In the Garden With Jane Austen by Kim Wilson
and
Grammar and Composition 1 for Christian Schools  by ABeka

I also read from "Beautiful Girlhood" the chapter on making friends with books.

I hope you all will suffer from unbearable happiness today.
Other things I mentioned:

 
"Helpful" Kitchen Chair


Thought Nutrition:

We should always be cheerful.
The times may be difficult, 
But a sad and gloomy countenance will not make them easier.
The flower is made by the sunshine;
It is not made by the clouds.
Our hearts can be filled with warmth
From the good things around us.
We may have troubles,
But we should not allow discouragement.
No one can be completely free from problems; 
We should extract courage and fortitude from them.
We should look on the bright ide of everything,
And then we can received the maximum happiness from each day.

from Grammar and Composition 1, page 60, by ABeka.











Thursday, September 16, 2021

A Day at Home


Good Morning,
Please enjoy waking up and having a day at home, while hearing today's Homemaking Radio broadcast:



 

             


Highlights of Todays Broadcast:

Slow down enough to let your thoughts catch up to your activities.
It is hard to "abound" without a steady stream of gratefulness.
Developing good manners means you can be low income but not unrefined.
Give yourself a Thrive assignment.
By keeping the home, we are building up teachings and values for future generations.
Crowd out anxious thoughts with gratefulness.
How will you use your freedom after captivity, compared to what you did with it before?
Learn how to abound.
Read aloud.
Write a Letter.
Make up a small package.









Sunday, September 12, 2021

Turning CIrcumstances into Advantages for the Home


Greetings Everyone,
Above, you see my latest dusk picture at the moment the birds were getting ready to retire for the night. 
Please enjoy part of your time in the home while listening:


             

Some of the things I talked about in this broadcast:

*Reasons to take care of your appearance, in the home.
*Using the bad manners of other people or the gunge jobs as an opportunity to advance in the home.
*Daniel said he and his friends would not eat the king's food. Daniel chapter 1.
*Learn new creative skills.
*Eat food as close to its natural form as possible.
The Standard Book of Ettiquette, 1948, By Lillian Watson -- on social conversation, to be careful not to air your own griefs and hardships, to the point of depressing others.
I saw this cute pumpkin on the Hobby Lobby site, (as well as in the store)  and am busy experimenting with cloth, trying to get it to flop over unevenly like this.  This artificial pumpkin is so realistically and whimsically mis-shapen. 







Monday, September 06, 2021

Keep Your Hearts and Minds



Please enjoy your work while you listen to the broadcast.

          


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Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Courtesy in the Home is For Your Own Comfort


Please enjoy the anti-anxiety atmosphere while you tend your home.

Today I suggested some natural, age-old, time-proven anti-anxiety remedies:
Look for anti-anxiety exercises and try them
Put something in order, sort our something, do something tedious while listening.
The practice of courtesy prevents friction and anxiety.


I read from the 1948 manners book: The Standard Book of Ettiquette by Lillian Watson.

Today I broadcast in my kitchen which I have embellished with fabric and things from my sewing supplies. 






Saturday, August 28, 2021

A Serene Day at Home; Reading The Jane Austen Diet



Please enjoy your walking while you listen.

        

Today I read chapter 5, "Walk Like an Elizabeth"

from the Book 

The Jane Austen Diet

by Bryan Kowslowski 





Make your own home scent: in a small heat- proof container (I used a jelly jar) add a drop of flavoring from your kitchen supplies and a pinch of spice. Fill with hot water and set on a candle warmer to spread a nice aroma.
I used: drop of vanilla, maple
Dash of nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice
Dried orange peel .

Before potpourri, scented candles, melts and essential oils, we simmered fresh orange peel, cloves, vanilla and other combinations in a saucepan. 
A tiny slow cooker or scent pot will also work for this.





 

 

Monday, August 23, 2021

Benefits of Walking for Enjoyment



This broadcast is a reading of one of the chapters of a book about the healthy habit of walking, using some history as a reference. It is good for listening while going about your life in the home.

            

The book I read from quoted physicians from current times and past times, promoting walking to reduce anxiety. I thought it was appropriate to mention it because of the abnormal amount of anxiety people are suffering these days. 


I cannot give enough credit to the author of this book. It is very fine.




Sunday, August 22, 2021

Prayer at Home



Enjoy being home while you listen:

            

Summary of Today's Talk:

*Thinking about some things while washing dishes
*Learn what times of the day are the best for you.
*Adjust your time to accommodate the most urgent things.
*Don't put your plans for the home on hold when hearing reports of trouble.
*Develop the ritual of being still
*Develop the habit of going for a pleasant, leisurely walk every day. If weather does not permit, walk within your house.
 
Hebrews 10:39:
But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.



Friday, August 20, 2021

Home Calm


Please do something calm while you listen to the broadcast today:

         



Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Natural Health at Home



 Please enjoy your home, anxiety free, while you listen to Homemaking Radio today:

            


Mrs. Sherman's Practical Tips:

Investigate natural health for yourself. Here are a few subjects to learn about, in the effect they have on your well-being:

Awaken with thankfulness.
Effective breathing
Natural fibres in clothing, bedding, furnishings and other things in the home
Pure, natural food and water as close to nature as possible
Eating and drinking slowly
Substitute prayer for every anxious thought.
Intermittent rest
Good cleanliness habits
Good Humor
Activities that have meaning to you
Courtesy to those in the home.

Some I did not include in the talk: clean, fresh air, exercise, natural light





Monday, August 16, 2021

Value of Small-Talk in the Home




Please enjoy your home life while you listen to the Homemaker Radio:

         

You will notice I am sitting in the sea view room of my waterfront property 😊The noise you hear is ocean waves, not farm machinery.


Today I talked about  the use of "small talk" in responding with  those people who are so frightened of the current political situation,  they appear to be hostile, and I use Romans 15:1-7

I also mentioned my opinion and observation that when we don't agree with someone's narrative or try to share the truth, they sometimes react with fury or hostility.  I believe they may be reacting to the fear they have that the things they are hearing might not be true, and they have invested so much of their time listening to it or reading about it. If what they are believing is not true, their whole philosophy of life, which has become their idol,  crashes, and they have to think for themselves. Also, people living in daily fear, fed by media, may not know what to do if that crutch of fear is removed from them.



Sunday, August 15, 2021

Cheerful Thinking


Please ignore the weather and enjoy your various tasks at home while you hear the broadcast today.


I've used this lovely statement in Proverbs 12:26:
Anxiety weighs down the heart, 
But a kind word cheers it up.

Also I have attempted to explain several ways to keep the mind free of anxiety, and mentioned just a few, such as:

Do it yourself, as much as possible, or at least give it a try
Do something lighthearted
Create your own crosswords for your children and grandchildren, using memories of times shared together, special family phrases and family traits.
Learn things, even if just one lesson each: music, singing, speech, writing, art, exercise, architecture, sewing, and much more.



Do something excellent to improve the dwelling or to give your family a special holiday at home.
Develop a personal drive for excellence in what you do at home. 
Discover mood lifters or mood levellers in the senses: sight, sound, scent, etc. for your daily life, when you are working, walking outside, or creating.
Keep your mind off the weather and on to your list. 

Please make it your aim to listen less to the things that cause anxiety and participate more in the things that help you really thrive beyond what you ever planned.